Everything You Need To Know
First, you need to check Simon is available on your date and if I can cover your location. You can do this online by using the contact section of this site, you can also contact me via facebook if that’s a little easier. Just drop me a quick line with dates, ceremony and reception location and i’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm im free for the dates. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
Absolutely no problem, we can chose a suitable location for a cup of tea and a chat, It works best if I can meet you at the venue, usually when your there to run through items with your wedding planner or venue staff. This way we can talk through any requirements and you can see if im the right guy to shoot your wedding. It also gives us an opportunity to talk about potential photo locations and any rainy day alternative plans.
There is no limit to how far I’ll travel.. though im based in the North West I will consider any location, even abroad. If I have to travel I’ll I do it as cheap as possible to minimise the cost to you. If its 50 miles outside of the North West it’s usually just petrol and a bed in the nearest travel inn if very far.
I like to shoot in both. Some photos naturally look better in B&W and some look better in colour, and then there are those which look good in both – when this happens I will supply you with both types. This helps you to create your wedding album the way you want it.
This is completely normal, it can be quite daunting to be photographed all day.
I am a very calm, mellow person who tends to blend into the scene rather than bring attention to myself and the camera. That, combined with my documentary style, will have you used to me within the first half hour of your getting-ready time. The only time you’ll really be aware of the cameras is during the family group shots and the creative portraits, and during this time I’ll will guide you through everything. You can just be yourselves, and I will take care of the rest.
I would love to be there if its possible. It allows me to see how the wedding will unfold so I know where to be during the day. It also helps if I can chat to the person carrying out the ceremony. Some are really accommodating and will usher me in for the key shots.. others really don’t like photographers being near by which limits what sort of photos you can have. So its always great if I can butter them up before hand.
Fantastic, I require a deposit of £50 to secure the date and the full amount must be paid 4 weeks before the wedding starts, I will send over a contract form which you complete and send back to me. After it is all sorted and you can look forward to the big day.
On The Day
I (or we) will arrive at your hotel or home at a time of your choosing to take photos of the bride and her preparations. One of us will the go to meet the groom and his grooms men to capture their preparations – these are the parts of the day the bride doesn’t get to see. We will then head over to the ceremony venue to capture your guests arriving and the general hustle and bustle.
This is one of the most fun and busiest parts of the day – your guests arriving. We try to capture those precious moments: family members who haven’t seen each other in years, the groom nervously waiting and your best friends laughing and joking. Its not just the bride who misses these moments they usually pass the groom by as he paces around the room with nervous excitement.
We will capture every detail starting with the bride arriving & walking down the aisle. I love to snap the the grooms face as the bride enters and those nervous glances between you both. Its the small things that matter during this time and we will try to blend into the background so you don’t notice us at all.
Some people loves these and some people aren’t so keen. We always leave it in the hands of the couple to decide if you want the groups shots. We will have scouted a suitable location and with the help of the grooms men direct the appropriate family members to it. If the location allows it we also love to do a huge group shot of all the guests.
Once all the congratulations have finished and everyone has had a few glasses of champagne we like to take the newly married couple away for some alone time photos. This is usually the first chance you will get to chat to each other all day so we give you a few minutes before we capture some intimate moments.
The best part of the day – the food and speeches. Ours is a full day service if you need it, staying to cover the speeches, the first dance and and the party afterwards. This is when we usually get the most candid and funniest photos. These are the ones your guest love to leave comments on in Facebook.